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Saturday Sept. 16th | 10 am - 4 pm
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Overland Trail Farm Property

This is a special treat: a preserved farm property out on Overland Trail. In 1905, this house was sold including 55 surrounding acres. At that time, the family had to take a buggy or sleigh into town for supplies. Imagine that! 😮

This home was originally sold with 55 acres, including shares in North Poudre Irrigation Company to irrigate pasture, crops and apple orchard.

On the tour, you'll see:
  • Renovated farm home with original 1905 hardwood floors, bedroom doors, and built-in cabinets
  • New “man cave” above the garage & shop
  • Modern grain bin silo converted to a backyard gazebo
  • 1911 barn that is still in use today -- including an original root cellar beneath the tack room
  • Antique farm equipment including 1911 silo (originally made of stone)
  • Vintage trucks
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Craftsman, Queen Anne, Folk Victorian, oh my!
1890 Queen Anne Cottage with recent renovations & historic roots
The first owner of this 1890 home was Aaron Kitchel, a Mayflower descendant and Civil War veteran who later served as a  Larimer County  Commissioner. The current owners bought the house in 2013 and took the interior down to the studs. They redesigned the house with tall baseboards, crown molding, and new wood floors. They added period touches like the marblebrick fireplace, subway tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms, and furnished the house with family and found antiques.
Craftsman cottage, 1920
This sweet, compact house was built with simplicity and practicality. It is a side-gabled house with a shed dormer. It sits on a small lot created from the larger lots facing Mountain Avenue and Oak Street. This house is an excellent example of how a very small property can become a beautiful, efficient modern home.
1905 Folk Victorian home renovated to double square-footage
This home was originally built in 1905 as a 1,500-square-foot three-bedroom house with no bathrooms, even though Fort Collins had city water available. It has a pitched roof and cross gable with returns. The owners took on a challenge: how do you double the square footage while maintaining the historic appeal?

We'll give you a hint: The lot is over 9,000 square feet, so one part of the expansion was building a carriage house. Because of building codes, they had to connect the two structures with a bridge. See it for yourself on Sept. 16th!
Recent energy-efficient build inspired by historic Fort Collins
This is a recent build that represents the spirit of Old Town. While the house itself is not historic (built in 2008), the Carlson’s home is located in a historic part of Fort Collins, and has cleverly incorporated traditional elements to complement its environmentally-friendly features. This custom gem has been carefully crafted for efficiency and water conservation. The designer incorporated classic elements, such as framing built-ins and doorways with craftsman style moldings.

Don’t miss the inviting front porch (made from reclaimed beetle-kill pine) and tree house in the back. The backyard features a personalized patio with a handcrafted pizza oven and gardens. Yes, you read that right -- a pizza oven on the patio. Yum! 😋
978-square-foot Folk National home built in 1908
This home was originally built in 1908, so it's been around for 109 years! 😲
The Meyers have painstakingly worked to preserve its historic character while adapting it to meet the needs of a modern family. It was 978-square-foot, 2 bedroom home when they purchased it. Want to see how they restored the home, updated the kitchen, and added a master suite? Reserve your tickets for the tour now.
Before the Tour: Presentation & Discussion
Presentation & Discussion:
Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 7 - 8:30 PM
Coloradoan Community Room
Tickets: $10
Upcoming Events
2005 Overland Trail, Fort Collins
  • Saturday, Sept. 16 10-4 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 14 10-3 PM

The Water Works is a stop on the Historic Homes Tour. If you're not taking part in the Historic Homes Tour, you can still tour the Water Works free (donations appreciated.)

Avery House Open for Tours
328 W. Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins
Saturdays & Sundays, 1 - 4 PM

Join us at the Avery House for docent-led tours to learn about this historic home and the family who lived in it. Free, donations appreciated.

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